"UK prefers domestic cucumbers above Dutch import"

Things aren’t disastrous in the cucumber season, but at the moment the market is slightly under pressure, says Marc Veltenaar of Quality Queen Sales. Last week, the daily price of the 35-ers dropped to 23 cents. "The market is experiencing some pressure," says Marc Veltenaar when asked about the situation. "Sales just aren’t great." Possible causes are the holiday season and the disappointing weather of recent days. "Although the weather is actually pretty nice."

Quality Queen Sales currently considers England and Ireland as the main markets for cucumbers, and Veltenaar thinks that England in particular tends to favour domestic produce. "Right now, they prefer their own product. They only buy abroad if they experience shortages, which is rarely.”

Veltenaar doesn’t expect any significant price increase. "The British are self-sufficient and summer vacation still isn’t over." Moreover, the Eastern European countries are currently still in production.

More information:
Quality Queen Sales
Honderdland 250
2676 LV Maasdijk
Tel. 0174 - 51 90 10
Fax 0174 - 51 90 29

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